physics

May 4, 2016

Galactic Ambitions

Math and physics double-major Mia de los Reyes collected Park, Astronaut, Goldwater and Churchill scholarships while at NC State.

Feb 11, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

New Imaging Technique Shows How DNA is Protected at Chromosomes’ Ends

A new imaging technique lets researchers see how DNA is protected at the ends of your chromosomes.

Dec 3, 2015

Researchers Simulate Scattering of Helium Nuclei in Stars

Alpha particles, or helium nuclei, play a key role in the synthesis of elements such as carbon and oxygen within stars. An accurate description of alpha particles and their interactions is key to understanding how nature produces elements. Since there’s […]

Dec 2, 2015  |  Faculty and Staff

5 Questions About Neutrinos

NC State physicists Chris Gould, Albert Young and Diane Markoff, with graduate student Jason Messimore, were part of a team of nearly 100 physicists who won the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. Read more about their fascinating work in detecting and studying the elusive neutrino.

Oct 27, 2015  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Create Better Algorithm for Simulating Particles in Fermi Sea

A new, more precise algorithm for simulating particle interactions when a single impurity is introduced into a Fermi sea shows that when these particles interact, the transition from quasiparticle to bound molecule in a polarized two-dimensional system is smooth.

Oct 21, 2015  |  The Abstract

From Exoplanets to Rainbow Station: Using Lasers to Print in Four Dimensions

In 2010, Michael Escuti received funding from NSF to study and make novel hologram technologies. He created a tool with applications from studying alien worlds to making cellphones more energy efficient.

Oct 8, 2015  |  Faculty and Staff Giving

Professor Channels Passions Into Philanthropy

Chris Gould, NC State professor of physics, is a member of the university’s C.W. Dabney Lifetime Giving Society, R. Stanhope Pullen Society and Chancellor’s Circle.

Aug 21, 2015  |  Research and Innovation

How DNA ‘Proofreader’ Proteins Pick and Edit Their Reading Material

Researchers have discovered how two important proofreader proteins know where to look for errors during DNA replication and how they work together to signal the body’s repair mechanism.

Apr 20, 2015

What Science Looks Like at NC State

At NC State, science is more than labs, computers and experiments. Science is a story. Science is a calling. Science is diverse. These are the stories of the dual identities of our scientists – the researcher and the everyday man or woman.

Feb 11, 2015  |  Partners

NC State Researchers Land UNC System Research Grants

NC State is a key partner in five of six grants awarded as part of a new, statewide initiative designed to advance strategically-important collaborative research projects in North Carolina.